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Fans that keep you - and your living space - cool
Fans that keep you - and your living space - cool

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Much like a stand mixer in the kitchen, a table fan sits out in living spaces for all to see, so it's important that it performs in style. Before...

Around the house: Three materials best to build decks, depending on budget
Around the house: Three materials best to build decks, depending on budget

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Dear Ken: Which do you prefer for decks? Real wood or composite materials? - Mitch Answer: It depends on your budget. Composite (plastic) decking is...

Year-round gardening: Cut fire risk with your Colorado Springs landscapes
Year-round gardening: Cut fire risk with your Colorado Springs landscapes

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Fire danger is high. Our hot, windy, dry weather creates optimal conditions for wildfire to spread. You cannot fireproof your landscape, but your...

Cheap and easy ways to water houseplants while on vacation
Cheap and easy ways to water houseplants while on vacation

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

The road is calling. You want to get away, but what about your houseful of pampered plants? Will they be OK for the week or two you're gone? The...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 16, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

SATURDAY Nip it in the Bud Pruning Class - 10 a.m., Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway, $5. Registration: 574-8058, phelangardens.com....

As seen on TV: Many homeowners inspired by home makeover programs
As seen on TV: Many homeowners inspired by home makeover programs

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

When Kuangchi Chang and husband Robert Peterson were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional help. And we're not...

Around the house: Sour-smelling drains need mechanical fix
Around the house: Sour-smelling drains need mechanical fix

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

Dear Ken: The sink drains in our master bedroom emit a sour odor every summer. I have tried mixtures of bleach and powered detergent with no success....

Elderflower soda and lavender lattes: Flowers are suddenly everywhere
Elderflower soda and lavender lattes: Flowers are suddenly everywhere

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

Go to any women's clothing store, and you'll notice floral prints having a moment. Shirts, skirts and dresses - even men's clothing - are festooned...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 9, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 9, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

SATURDAY Walk & Talk: Covering Ground - Creating a Beautiful No-Mow Landscape - 9-10:30 a.m., $15. Location and registration: tinyurl.com/y8y2vrty....

Year-round gardening: Creating succulent gardens in containers
Year-round gardening: Creating succulent gardens in containers

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

I love pots filled with annuals that bloom all summer, but these plantings need constant watering, deadheading and frequent fertilization. If you're...

Plant a garden that isn't a deer or rabbit smorgasbord
Plant a garden that isn't a deer or rabbit smorgasbord

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Part of the appeal of the Pikes Peak region is our proximity to wilderness. But living near wild spaces can bring critters hungry for what's in your...

Fresh ways to eliminate household odors

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Nobody likes to talk about household odors, but it's important to deal with them. Animal, food and musty smells can settle into your rooms and, like an...

Black Forest recovery could get big boost
Black Forest recovery could get big boost

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

June 11 marks the fifth anniversary of the Black Forest fire, an inferno that killed two people, destroyed 488 homes and burned 14,280 acres. The...

Spruce up that winter-weathered deck
Spruce up that winter-weathered deck

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Dear readers: The weather this winter probably was a little rough on your deck, so now's a good time for a "tune-up" for the outdoor season ahead. -...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting June 2, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Fixing pet-soiled floor is not always walk in the park
Fixing pet-soiled floor is not always walk in the park

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Q: My pets urinated on my hardwoods. Should I redo or replace the floors? A: That's hard to answer without more specifics. Is it one area or many?...

Container gardening: Good things grow in small spaces
Container gardening: Good things grow in small spaces

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

No room for a garden? No problem. Those who don't have the space or desire to grow a full garden can try container gardening. "If you don't have...

Colorado Springs landscaper recognized for flower-filled yard project
Colorado Springs landscaper recognized for flower-filled yard project

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

The Colorado Springs contractor that created a landscape in the Cathedral Pines neighborhood recently was recognized by the Associated Landscape...

Year-round gardening: Strengthen those fading tulips and daffodils now
Year-round gardening: Strengthen those fading tulips and daffodils now

By: - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

Toward the end of May, when your tulips and daffodils stop blooming, they need some care if you expect them to come back and bloom again in the years...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 26, 2017
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 26, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

By: - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

Every homeowner makes mistakes. But the real trouble begins when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also...

Around the house: Save time and money by not varnishing that cedar fence
Around the house: Save time and money by not varnishing that cedar fence

By: - 0 Sat, May 26, 2018

Dear Ken: We have a cedar fence and want to protect it. Would you put varnish on it or some other clear coat? - Ed Answer: Varnish would not be my...

Colorado Springs-area students learning science, nutrition in a whole new way. 'Can You Dig It?'
Colorado Springs-area students learning science, nutrition in a whole new way. 'Can You Dig It?'

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Nine-year-old Preston Freeman closed his eyes, bit into a cucumber slice and savored the cool, crisp taste. "It's my favorite veg. . . er, fruit," he...

Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 19, 2018
Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 19, 2018

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Shows, classes and other home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

Fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe: fingerprints
Fight stainless steel's biggest (and smallest) foe: fingerprints

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

When interior designer Elizabeth Pash set about renovating her Manhattan kitchen, she knew she wanted a mix of materials: wood for the cabinetry, honed...

Around the house: Dirt causes air-conditioner pipe freeze
Around the house: Dirt causes air-conditioner pipe freeze

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Dear Ken: My air-conditioning pipes freeze. Is there something I'm doing wrong or is the system defective? - Gary Answer: You're apparently...

Choose Plant Select brand for easier, long-lasting gardens
Choose Plant Select brand for easier, long-lasting gardens

By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

Gardening in Colorado can be challenging. Our high elevation, intense sunlight, low humidity, rapid and extreme weather changes can frustrate the best...

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announces next home shows
Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announces next home shows

By: Michelle Karas - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs has announced its 2019 schedule of home shows. A new addition is a Home & Gift Show...

Check out Colorado Springs chicken coops on annual tour
Check out Colorado Springs chicken coops on annual tour

By: Bill Radford - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

The trend of raising backyard chickens has been derided as urban hipness by some, but Kellie Dodson is part of the movement for a simple reason. "The...

With coffee this good, you'll look forward to the morning grind
With coffee this good, you'll look forward to the morning grind

By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

If there were a choose-your-own-adventure guide to finding a coffee maker, four choices would determine the plot twist. First, paper filter or metal...

How to create your own holiday wreath

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 - 12:32 PM 0

Harding Nursery has been bringing holiday cheer to the Pikes Peak Region since 1957. What door is complete without a festive and beautifully...

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